Lindsey Buckingham has joined forces with the UK charity Stagehand and the #ILoveLive prize draws to help raise funds for musicians and crew members who’ve found themselves jobless in the wake of Covid-19. The Fleetwood Mac legend is offering up his extremely rare Lane Moller acoustic guitar. Fans can pay for up to 20 entries to win the British-based draw, which closes today (Wednesday, March 17th) at 2 p.m. ET.
Buckingham said in the announcement for the Stagehand draw:
During my many years of touring, I long ago came to understand that the real heroes of rock shows are not the artists, but rather the crews.
Everyone involved in putting together a show — tour management, technicians, sound, lighting, and drivers — are all hugely invested in doing their part to contribute to putting on the best possible presentation every night, and they perform their duties with consistency and integrity, all for the benefit of the artists. In fact, artists could not succeed without the spirit, the love, and the craft their road crews bring to a tour.
This is why I’m pleased that I can contribute in a small way to helping those who have been adversely impacted in the last year, and am proud to be aligned with Stagehand, which is bringing the music community together to help offset the adversity experienced by so many in our ranks.
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Not too long ago, Lindsey Buckingham spoke to Build Series and touched upon how his work and career intersects with his family: “I'm not one of those kind of people where one's celebrity intrudes on one's life, which is exactly the way I want it for myself and for my family. There's no paparazzi lurking about. But, I think even beyond that, they look at what I do — I think they have a, sort of, guarded pride and respect for what I do. And at the same time, I think they have a healthy skepticism of show business, which is good.”